May 19, 2014

With so many websites on the internet today for every topic under the sun, users always look out for getting the maximum information in the least amount of time. To be regarded as a user-friendly website, the single most important criterion is the time it takes to download the webpage. The quicker it loads, the better it is. Even if you have the best of website designs and layouts, if it takes too much time to load, the user will want to skip browsing through it.

Following are some tips that will help you to better manage the bandwidth of your web servers so that the time taken for loading a particular website can be reduced.

  • Firstly, it is important to understand the meaning of bandwidth in context of web servers. Bandwidth refers to the bytes of data that are transferred from the web server that contains the files of user interest, to the user’s browser. The larger the file size, greater will be the bandwidth consumed.
  • The next step is to analyze the monthly bandwidth that you will require on your web server or web host so that your website can be easily loaded on a user’s browser. The bandwidth needs vary from website to website depending upon the type of content that is used and number of visitor visiting the website. For example, if your website makes use of multimedia-rich content such as videos and sound clips, the amount of bandwidth required would be more than a website that simply uses plain text content.
  •  Also, it could be the case that you envisage expansion for your website in the future, with more number of users expected to visit your website. So you will need to focus on having more bandwidth so that the website loads fast and does not become inaccessible in the event of many users accessing it.

Proper management of bandwidth will not only make your website download faster, but also help you to keep the costs for web hosting under control.

We at Centex Technologies develop user friendly fast loading websites. For more information, call us at – (855) 375-9654